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Protect the Perimeter of Your Construction Site During the Coronavirus

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Apr 1, 2020

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Protect the Perimeter of Your Construction Site During the Coronavirus

The importance and essential nature of physical security on construction sites is now more important than ever. Every year millions of dollars are lost to thieves on construction sites. But tools and equipment are not the only things that those thieves are stealing. Millions of dollars are also lost because of the time and effort it takes to replace those tools and equipment, and in many instances construction can grind to a halt while awaiting their arrival. Construction and the building of new homes, power plants, and commercial buildings is essential to the growth of our economy and the prosperity of our world. In order to keep up and push through these tough times, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has been able to keep the lines of communication open for our customers both current and prospective.    

In this week’s edition of the Turnstile Blog we'd like to take a look at some of the things you can do to make sure your construction site is secure.
Physical Perimeter Security

The outer perimeter of your construction site is defined by your perimeter fence and is essential to control who can walk or drive onto your property. In order to maintain a secure perimeter on your construction site, a solid fence that is professionally installed can make all the difference in the world.

In addition to a solid fence, the appropriate gates for foot traffic and vehicle traffic also need to be considered.  Products like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and the patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal complete with climate-controlled guard offices, full-height turnstiles, and vehicle barrier gates can provide easy access for authorized individuals while acting as both a visual and physical deterrent for would-be thieves.

For many in the construction industry, the coronavirus has emphasized the need for a safe, healthy, and secure workforce. Even as the coronavirus sweeps around the world, many construction workers must continue to do their jobs.  We at MSSI would like to reiterate the CDC guidelines to keep yourself and your co-workers healthy in these trying times.

Make Sure To:

Wash your hands often

Refrain from touching your face

Allow for 6 feet of distance between co-workers

Remain positive, because we’ve got this!

Remember, as construction workers – the builders of our tomorrow – your team is essential to the future of our country and our world. MSSI and our line of perimeter security solutions is there to keep your construction sites secure and your workers safe, especially during times like these, when we are all being asked to do our part to stay healthy and think of others who may be impacted by our necessary daily activities.  

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., and all of our perimeter security solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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5 Tips for Turnstile Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Mar 27, 2020

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5 Tips for Turnstile Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It's common knowledge that anything people put their hands on regularly can be a major hotspot for germs and the spread of bacteria and viruses. From doorknobs to water fixtures to credit/debit card machine keypads to vending machines to cell phones, germs can hide in the most obvious of places. MSSI customers who use the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with full-height turnstiles have been asking what they can do to protect their employees while navigating their way into and off of construction sites around the world. In response, MSSI would like to offer some tips for turnstile users during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1) Wash your hands regularly. In light of the circumstances we face with COVID-19, "Wash your hands!" has become a major catch phrase. From news anchors to elected officials to co-workers and folks at home, everyone by now has gotten the memo. WASH YOUR HANDS (with warm water, for at least 20 seconds, as often as possible)! It can’t be said enough. 

2) If possible, wear gloves when touching a turnstile arm. A great way to limit exposure to viruses and bacteria is to wear gloves when you must make contact with frequently touched surfaces. Gloves create a bit of a barrier between you and the germs that might be on the turnstile arms. Washable gloves should be laundered each day in warm water. Disposable gloves should be placed in the trash immediately. Be sure to wash your hands or use antibacterial hand sanitizer immediately upon removal of whichever type of gloves you choose to wear.

3) Use your elbow, shoulder, or back to push through the turnstile. Don't have a pair of gloves? Use another part of your body to turn the turnstile. Turnstiles are designed to turn in the direction in which they are being pushed. Once the turnstile is unlocked, you can simply (and carefully)  push through the turnstile with your back, elbow, forearm, hip or another part of your body. 

4) Don't crowd your co-workers as you make your way through the turnstile. You've probably heard by now that social distancing is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. You can help reduce the spread by not crowding at the turnstiles as you are making your way through them. Give each other some room (the CDC recommends at least six feet) and be patient as those in front of you enter or exit your construction site through the turnstiles. 

5) Regularly disinfect the turnstiles using CDC approved methods. Between shift changes, designate someone on-site to use disinfectant wipes, sprays, and other cleaners to thoroughly clean the surface of the turnstile arms.

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we know how important we all are in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve. We also know that while many have been forced to stay home, many can't, so it's important to be informed on what we can do while at work to stay safe, secure, and healthy. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., and all of our perimeter security solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. 

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Turnstile Rentals & the MAC Lite in New York City

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

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Turnstile Rentals & the MAC Portal in New York City

Recently in New York City, Local Law 196 was implemented to require all workers on construction sites to be up to date on safety training before they enter the perimeter of the project. Coupled with the right access control software and hardware, the MAC Portal and more recently the MAC Lite has come to the rescue by making sure that only authorized individuals with proper security/safety training credentials are able to access the construction site.

When the first patented MAC Portal landed in New York City at the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) construction site in 2009, MSSI had no idea just how successful the MAC Portal would become in the Big Apple. More recently MSSI has been called upon to provide perimeter security products at the Hudson Yard Project, John F. Kennedy Airport, and a number of other projects in and around New York City.

To accommodate the needs of customers that might not have the capital budget to purchase a patented MAC Portal, MSSI has built a fleet of standard floor plans for turnstile rentals. While typically patented MAC Portals have been sold directly to end users, the MAC Portal rental program has taken shape and come to the rescue of major construction companies in need of site security when they don’t have the capital to make purchases. 

The flexibility of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal to incorporate site-specific requirements and access control software integration has helped make it the most trusted portable perimeter security solution for construction companies across the US and around the world. Today construction sites around the world have taken the initiative to guarantee successful projects by protecting the assets onsite through effective perimeter security.

Don't let a poor security plan for your construction project cost you time and money! Protect your construction site with a patented MAC Portal or the MAC Lite! 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, and the new MAC Lite, CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 740.532.7822. 

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MSSI Offers Updated Spec Sheets for Perimeter Security Customers

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Mar 13, 2020

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MSSI Offers Updated Spec Sheets for Perimeter Security Customers

At Modular Security Systems Inc. we know that a safe and secure construction perimeter can make a world of difference when it comes to both cost-efficient and time-efficient project completion.

Our patented MAC Portals include a turn-key "all-in-one" design meant for security professionals, to monitor and track workers and visitors as they enter and exit the site. Used in conjunction with access control technology, the patented MAC Portals’ turnstile lanes and climate-controlled guard houses can help projects meet regulations and conform to safety requirements.

To help answer pre-purchase questions regarding our perimeter security products, MSSI and our in-house team of engineers/CAD draftsmen have worked diligently over the course of the last few weeks to create and update new spec sheets for our customers. The new and improved spec sheets can be found on any of the patented MAC Portal pages found at SecuredByMAC.com. 

Updated info on the new spec sheets include:

MODEL DESCRIPTION
General Features:
Enclosure
Approx. Shipping Weight
Approx. Footprint (L X W)
Approx. Shipping (L X W X H)
Approx. Overall (L X W X H)

Lifting Methods:
Bottom Corner Blocks
Top Corner Blocks
Fork Lift
Other

Office:
Approx. Dimensions (L X W)
Cooling Capacity / BTUH
Heating Capacity / BTUH
Heating Watts
Wall / Ceiling Insulation
Entry Door with Window

Turnstile Bay:
Lanes
Lane Style
Roll-Up Doors

Electrical Data:
Lighting Technology
Load Center Main Amps
Voltage
Frequency
Demand KVA
Demand Amps

We encourage potential customers to visit the page of the MAC Portal(s) they are interested in and click to download the new spec sheets as well as a sales set of drawings. 

Stay tuned to SecuredByMAC.com and the Turnstile Blog as Updated Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals will be updated soon!

Don't forget you can CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Turnstiles & Access Control in a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 21, 2020

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Turnstiles & Access Control Technology in a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal
 
Full height turnstiles like those in our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal have been used for a wide range of purposes for decades. Many perimeter security installations on construction sites use turnstiles and are often built into permanent structures. Requiring expensive construction, long timelines, and limited feasibility because they need to be built and are often torn down after a project ends. What separates Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) from the competition is the portability of our MAC Portals, their turn-key installation, and the lack of need for construction on site.
 
Once onsite, installation is a cinch! Depending on the site and specifications, the patented MAC Portal can be dropped into a fence line, connected to the electric, and the MAC is fully operational. The portability and ease of installation make the patented MAC Portal the perfect solution for industrial and commercial construction sites in the US and around the world. 
 
A major benefit of having a MAC Portal delivered to your site is the lead time. The MAC Portal can be delivered within 6-8 weeks from receipt of a purchase order. Built fully integrated with any type of site-specified access control technology these portable perimeter security solutions with turnstiles offer the perfect solution for both temporary and permanent installations.
 
More information on the patented MAC Portal can be found online at www.SecuredByMAC.com or CONTACT US HERE. You can also call us at 740.532.7822. 

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Endless Access Control Options in Your Patented MAC Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

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Endless Access Control Options in Your Patented MAC Portal

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we continue to provide the highest quality portable perimeter security products you need when and where you need them. Delivered turn-key ready, our security solutions can be set up and put in use within minutes to hours from delivery. Complete with the number of turnstile lanes you need, the climate-controlled guard office for security staff, and the access control technology required to meet security, time-keeping, and payroll reporting.

Over almost two decades MSSI and our security professionals combined with a network of the biggest names in the access control technology and software industry. We work directly with our customers and access control network of partners to provide solutions to meet a wide range of access control requirements. We have provided our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals with RFID readers, card readers, magnetic swipe readers, proximity card readers, hand geometry readers, and IRIS scanners. 

The patented MAC Portal is a portable perimeter security solution utilizing the portability of the ISO shipping container and full-height, high-security turnstiles, access control technology, and climate-controlled guard offices. Working with our customers’ site-specific needs we have been able to create patented MAC Portals with a range of the number of turnstile lanes, different office sizes, and a variety of climate control packages (we have packages to meet any climate). 

Once delivered, installation can also take place in a matter of minutes! Depending on the site and specifications, the patented MAC Portal can be dropped into a fence line, connected to the electric, and the MAC is fully operational. The portability and ease of installation make the patented MAC Portal the perfect solution for industrial and commercial construction sites in the US and around the world. 

For more information on the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and all of our Access Control Options CONTACT US or call us now at 740.532.7822.

 

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MSSI, the Patented MAC Portal, and Alvarado Turnstiles

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 7, 2020

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MSSI, the Patented MAC Portal, and Alvarado Turnstiles 

It is common for companies like Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) to team up with or cross market with companies such as Alvarado turnstiles when those companies offer complementary, noncompeting products to the same or similar customer bases. Throughout the company’s history and the manufacturing of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal MSSI has used and continues to use a wide range of turnstiles from several turnstile manufacturers. Recently MSSI has come to use more and more Alvarado turnstiles based on customer requests both in the US and abroad.

As a U.S. based company for over 60 years, Alvarado has grown into North America’s leading full height turnstile manufacturer. With thousands of installations worldwide, Alvarado’s customers include governmental organizations and many of the world’s largest and best-known companies. “One of the key reasons for Alvarado’s success over the years is building strong relationships with companies like MSSI”, said Nick Simon, National Security Sales Manager for Alvarado. “Incorporating Alvarado into the MSSI solution opens up a new market for us. We’re now able to offer a unique and flexible solution to customers looking for a plug-and-play type option”, said Simon.      

Rob Slagel, President/CEO of Portable Solutions Group, parent company of MSSI says, "Over the past few years we have enjoyed cross marketing opportunities with turnstile manufacturers like Alvarado and others and we look forward to future success in developing relationships with them and access control technology providers. Another thing that has drawn us to partner with Alvarado in these initiatives is that they like us are an American company and manufacture their products right here in the USA."

MSSI meets and exceeds customers’ expectations by providing a fine line of standard and customizable perimeter security solutions. That flexibility and the ability to adapt to the customers site specific security needs has led to an ever-growing number of turnstile installations in a wide range of customized patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals.

For more information on Alvarado turnstiles VISIT THEM HERE

To learn more about Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with Alvarado turnstiles and a wide range of access control technology CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822. 

About MSSI: Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is a Portable Solutions Group Company. MSSI is an Ohio based intellectual properties holding company with expertise in designing and manufacturing unique solutions to address ever-changing worldwide security issues. MSSI sales and core market segments include worldwide ports, worldwide refineries and petrochemical plants, military installations, global industrial contractors, mass transit and large public events.

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Turnstile Flow Calculator

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 17, 2020

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Turnstile Flow Calculator

When installing turnstiles along the perimeter of your construction site, it’s important to consider the number of authorized workers you'll have entering your site, the duration of shift changes, and the access control technology required to meet your site-specific needs. That’s why Modular Security Systems Inc. offers our Turnstile Flow Calculator to help answer some of those questions. Using our turnstile flow calculator gives potential customers the opportunity to assess the number of turnstile lanes needed to make sure shift changes can be carried out smoothly by allowing authorized individuals to enter and exit the site. 

Would you like to try our turnstile calculator? If so, visit our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal Page and give it a try! 

Remember Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) can provide a standard product offering or custom designs for your patented MAC Portals and can produce a solution customized to the meet your site-specific needs for perimeter security. 

While we do offer a wide range of standardized floor plans, MSSI has professional security specialists ready to work with you regardless of your site security requirements.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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MSSI: Patented MAC Portals from the Past Through Today

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 3, 2020

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has been building patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals since its' inception in 2002. From then through today almost 1000 patented MAC Portals have been sent to locations across the US, Canada, and around the world. With 2020 upon us we'd like to look back at a couple of the first MAC Portals to secure perimeters on major industrial construction projects here at home. These MAC Portals were sold back in 2007 and have been in use through today. These portable perimeter security solutions with turnstiles, access control technology and climate controlled guard offices have been used for plant personnel and contract workers on site for many projects over the past 12 years.
 
Utilizing full-height turnstiles and access control technology, these MAC Portals have been able to secure the perimeter of the site while tracking employees time keeping records for payroll purposes.

Do you have an industrial or other major construction project that requires perimeter security and access control technology?

If so contact MSSI today to learn all about the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. 

MSSI builds a wide range of units from simple guard houses to the most complex "multi-box" units. With anywhere from one turnstile lane all the way up to 10 turnstiles in a single box, MSSI is sure to have the turn-key portable perimeter security solution you need.

Each of our perimeter security products are designed, engineered, manufactured for easy installation, and built for years of reliable service. Our perimeter security turnstiles were created by incorporating full-height turnstiles into a shipping container with portable access control technologies like card readers, biometric readers, or RFID cards and can be used as a standalone access control system or be tied directly into an existing plant-wide access control system. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Vehicle Gates, Turnstiles, Access Control, and Guard Houses from MSSI

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Dec 13, 2019

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Vehicle Gates, Turnstiles, Access Control, and Guard Houses from MSSI

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has been providing security products to major industrial and commercial construction companies, the US Military, and various other clients since 2005. The products we offer deny/allow entry to protected areas, provide minute-by-minute reporting via access control technologies, and eliminate the habit of "buddy-punching" on job sites with high-security, full-height turnstiles. Security technologies such as guard houses, access control, turnstiles, and vehicle barrier gates have been utilized in our products to protect and secure job sites and military installations around the world. Our mission is to become the recognized leader in providing portable perimeter security products to secure industrial and commercial construction projects as well as military-based solutions for the security of both civilian and military citizens both at home and abroad. We continue to add new products to our portable security solution line to meet the ever-changing security needs of our customers. 

Our Products include:

Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals

The Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is a portable perimeter security solution utilizing the portability of the ISO shipping container and full-height, high-security turnstiles, access control technology, and climate-controlled guard offices. Working with our customers’ site-specific needs we have been able to create patented MAC Portals with a range of the number of turnstile lanes, different office sizes, and a variety of climate control packages (we have packages to meet any climate). 

Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals

The Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal is a portable perimeter security solution that combines the portability of the ISO shipping container modifications, a steel base, vehicle barrier gates, access control technology, and climate-controlled guard offices. Based on our customers’ site-specific needs we have been able to create many different variations of our patented VAC Portals with one or more vehicle barrier gates, multiple office sizes – and even a solar power option. 

Portable Guard Houses

Our portable guard booths and offices come in different sizes, with multiple climate control options that can be augmented to meet your site-specific climate needs. 

MSSI will continue to provide the highest quality portable perimeter security products you need when and where you need them. Delivered turn-key ready, our security solutions can be setup and put in use within minutes to hours from delivery.

For more information on MSSI and our portable perimeter security solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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